Arizona’s Pleasant Valley War

the 1880s, Arizona territory was the scene of a range war between cattle ranchers and sheep herders which killed dozens of people and delayed the State’s entry into the Union.

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Ed Tewksbury.                      Image from Wiki Commons

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The Attempted Assassination of Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson had one of the most contentious and controversial administrations in US history. But strangely enough, his attempted assassination—the first on an American President—had no political motive at all.

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Richard Lawrence attempts to assassinate Andrew Jackson                                               photo from WikiCommons

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Icons of Aviation History: F-4 Phantom II

The F-4 Phantom II was probably the most versatile military jet ever produced. It set several records for speed and altitude, and remained the only aircraft that was flown by the Navy, the Air Force and the Marine Corps (until the recent F-35), as well as several foreign allies. It became an iconic symbol of the Vietnam War era.

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F-4C Phantom II in the USAF Museum

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